Okay, that’s kind of a misleading headline, as the proposed series in question wouldn’t be a continuation of “Lost” characters. But two of the hit show’s most compelling actors — Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson — may end up on a new show together. From TV Guide:
Though the show’s executive producers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, insist they are opposed to any continuation of the series past May’s finale, that hasn’t stopped one Lostie from penning his own spin-off of sorts. Terry O’Quinn, who plays Locke/Smoke Monster, tells me he is shopping around a bible for a TNT-type show that would pair him back up with his real-life chum and on-screen foe, Michael Emerson (Ben) – as suburban hit men juggling family issues. Though Terry asked me not to spill show specifics, he has spoken with Lost creator J.J. Abrams about the project and says, “I really hope this works out because Michael would be in his prime in this. We’d play kind of awkward partners.”
“It’s very sweet of him,” says Michael. “I’m all in favor of it. Any reason to work with Terry again.”
That sounds pretty good, actually. O’Quinn and Emerson are easily two of the best things about “Lost,” right up there with lingering close-ups of Evangeline Lilly. But if they go forward with the show, I hope they hire someone who actually knows something about bear traps.